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Diet and Exercise Myths

diet myths-frozen yogurt

Always read the labels for the ingredients. If it is labeled healthy or low calorie, sadly this is not always the case.

The following foods might not always be healthy choices:

1. Protein or meal replacement bars.

They can be high calorie and filled with chemicals

2. Some whole wheat beads.

A common misconception is that it is OK to eat “whole wheat” pastas and breads. Unfortunately, most items labeled whole wheat are not truly whole wheat. Don’t let the brown color fool you. Some of these "whole wheat" breads and pastas are loaded with sugar and preservatives and other chemicals.It is necessary to read the labels. Not only is it potentially unhealthy , a diet high in these “whole wheat”

breads can sabotage weight loss efforts.

3. Yogurt and frozen yogurt.

It is important to read the labels. There are many brands with a high sugar content

4. Vegetable chips. All together misleading-filled with chemicals

5. Sushi.

Be aware of what is in the roll unless eating at a top restaurant. Some of the spicy tuna rolls are made with older fish and some rolls are filed with mayo making them very high calorie

6. Diet soda.


Exercise myths

1. You can not decrease your risk of cancer through lifestyle.

You can decrease your risk of cancer by lifestyle choice: physical activity, good nutrition, and lowering stress levels.

3. No pain no gain

Just plain wrong and leads to injuries.

4. Treadmill and running outside are the same exercise.

You burn more calories outside

5. Using machines to strength train is preferable.

Functional fitness is achieved with free weights

6. You can spot reduce

The weight will come off where it wants to -usually from the top down.

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